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Posted: 04/10/19 06:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

set it to gas and turn on the propane?

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turn it off and put small reusable Ice packs in the fridge part and then when you get to camp put them in the freezer part. that way you won't have a gas explosion at a service station when you forget to turn of the pilot light. you will get a lot of turn it on while traveling from a lot of lucky people on this site

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old guy wrote:

turn it off and put small reusable Ice packs in the fridge part and then when you get to camp put them in the freezer part. that way you won't have a gas explosion at a service station when you forget to turn of the pilot light. you will get a lot of turn it on while traveling from a lot of lucky people on this site


Very alarmist thinking. Rv refers are designed to run on propane while on the road. The chance of An explosion because of them is slim. It isn’t an ice box of old days.


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pennysmom09 wrote:

old guy wrote:

turn it off and put small reusable Ice packs in the fridge part and then when you get to camp put them in the freezer part. that way you won't have a gas explosion at a service station when you forget to turn of the pilot light. you will get a lot of turn it on while traveling from a lot of lucky people on this site


Very alarmist thinking. Rv refers are designed to run on propane while on the road. The chance of An explosion because of them is slim. It isn’t an ice box of old days.


We had a fridge that was on the same side of the mh as the gas tank fill, so I added a switch near the drivers seat, and turned the fridge off as we entered the driveway to the gas station.
The only problem I had was remembering to turn the fridge back on after leaving.

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pennysmom09 wrote:

The chance of An explosion because of them is slim.
Slim? It's more likely you'll win the lottery.

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Dusty R wrote:

pennysmom09 wrote:

old guy wrote:

turn it off and put small reusable Ice packs in the fridge part and then when you get to camp put them in the freezer part. that way you won't have a gas explosion at a service station when you forget to turn of the pilot light. you will get a lot of turn it on while traveling from a lot of lucky people on this site


Very alarmist thinking. Rv refers are designed to run on propane while on the road. The chance of An explosion because of them is slim. It isn’t an ice box of old days.


We had a fridge that was on the same side of the mh as the gas tank fill, so I added a switch near the drivers seat, and turned the fridge off as we entered the driveway to the gas station.
The only problem I had was remembering to turn the fridge back on after leaving.


After more than 40 years in the RV service business and reader of countless RV business and RV'er type magazines(Good Sam types), I have NEVER read or heard about a mishap or explosion at a gas Station that was related to a RV refer being on LP. Remember, PILOT light Refers will always have a flame and those are probably less than 1 percent of the refers today. All others will have auto ignition and odds are will NOT be lit when fueling as the refer has met its cold level. Also, most modern gas pumps have vapor recovery type systems that by law cannot exhaust fuel vapors like in the old days. So that minimizes the possibility of raw gas vapor/fumes migrating to the refer if on. I worry more about the people that LIGHT up cigarettes when refueling. The act of lighting the cigarette is more dangerous around gas pumps than a RV refer. Doug

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I read once where a couple pulled into a gas station, I believe they were pulling a 5th wheel. A worker was servicing a filter on a gas pump, and it blew up killing the worker and destroying the RV. It could be that the furnace in the RV came on.

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